China's raw coal production ticked up 1.4% year on year to 336.63 million tonnes in October, showed data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on November 16.
The output increased by 1.68% or 5.58 million tonnes from 331.07 million tonnes in September, data showed, as coal mines at production bases took measures to ramp up output and ensure winter supply amid cooling weather in North China.
It marked the first positive year-on-year growth in national raw coal production since May 2020.
Daily coal production came in at 10.86 million tonnes last month, down by 180,000 tonnes on the month, NBS data showed, which is attributed to stricter safety inspection after mine accidents happened in major production areas. In addition, some mines were closed in the month for the national week-long holiday.
In the first ten months, China produced a total 3.13 billion tonnes of raw coal, up 0.1% from a year ago, compared with a 0.1% fall in the January-September period.
(Writing by Rebecca Liu Editing by Harry Huo)
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